YouTube wanted to build a large enough community before beginning to pay users for their content, he said. “We didn’t want to build a system that was motivated by monetary reward. When you start giving money to people from day one– the people you do attract will just switch to the next provider that’s paying more,” he said. “We feel we’re at the scale now that we’ll be able to do that and still have a true community around video.”
The system might work such that a video creator who sets a video against music could share revenue with the record label that owns the copyright on the music. —YouTube may share revenue with users (Macworld)
I’m always cautious about citing a source that includes “may” or “might” in the headline. Thanks for the link, Karissa.
Whatever happened to Al Gore’s TV station that was supposed to solicit contributions from the audience?